Downtown Santa Ana East End Artwalk Thrives as Orange County’s Cultural Epicenter
The East End Artwalk will fill Downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, June 7, easing art lovers into summertime with outdoor exhibits, live music, craft food, and more. The event celebrates the local creative community and takes place the first Saturday of every month, running along 3rd and 5th streets, and Bush and French streets. The revitalized Downtown area boasts sought after boutiques, lauded eateries, and trendsetting vendors that align to create an ideal environment for pop up art and entertainers to shine. This lively event features festivities at Plaza Santa Ana, a Pokemon art exhibit, and live entertainment.
Konsept will take over Plaza Santa Ana from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., located at the corner of 4th and French streets. Konsept’s experience with both established and up and coming talent has enabled them to bring the best creative minds to the EastEnd Artwalks, and June is no exception. Artists including Roger Eyes R, Fernando The Artist, El Vago Mago, Beverly Salas and others will display their imaginative work. More than twenty vendors will populate the Plaza. Arqhtect, Dulce Calaveritas, FS Clothing, and Santa Ana Soaps will be on hand with niche products. Sweet treats from Fun O Cakes add flavor to the event, and vendors like Team Beach Body and Santanero Zine provide out of the ordinary services and information. Cheezedow, Dragon Soundz, LA Gente, and China Woman bring live music to the Konsept’s Plaza party, which is sponsored by East End Santa Ana and Left of The Dial Records.
The East End Street Series presents a collection of artists, vendors, and artisans produced by Brooklyn Harper and Konsept. The Series extends into 4th street between Bush and French and features “The Pokemon Art Show” courtesy of Can-U-Not Vintage. Located at 206 East 4th street Unit B in the back alley, this playful art show is inspired by all things Pokemon. More than twenty artists will offer their interpretations of the iconic character, displayed in a jovial atmosphere with music by Lobo Incognito, Coleidoscope, Bell Haunts, Chip Monk, Hollowran, and Clementine Hall.
The Frida Cinema is a culturally vibrant theater that supports independent films, documentaries, and underrepresented genres of cinema located at 305 East 4th street. The community based art house will feature the Jodorowsky Art Show from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and will also present screenings of El Topo and The Holy Mountain.
Priding themselves as Santa Ana’s purveyors of sonic splendor, Left of The Dial Records will keep bodies moving at 320 French street with live music. The rock and roll stylings of Electro City will heighten the mood, joined by blues rock three-piece Thee Old Worries. Music kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The on-site tailoring talents of Bespoke Cut & Sew will also be on hand at 206 East 4th street.
The East End Artwalk spotlights local artists and musicians, strengthening Santa Ana’s creative community and bringing light to the artistic building blocks of Orange County. For more information visit www.eastendsantaana.com.